RESIDENT EVIL

Hive of Destruction

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Release Date: March 15, 2002

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle
Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James
Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and
Colin Almon

Genre: Science Fiction

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Screen Gems/Sony

Director: Paul W. S. Anderson

Executive Producer: Robert Kulzer, Victor Hadida,
Daniel Kletzky, and Yoshiki
Okamoto

Producer: Bernd Eichinger, Samuel
Hadida, Jeremy Bolt, and Paul
W. S. Anderson

Writer: Paul W. S. Anderson

Address Comments To:

John Calley, Chairman/CEO
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-3195
Phone: (310) 244-4000
Fax: (310) 244-2626
Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/

Content:

(PaPa, Acap, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, M) Solid pagan worldview with some anti-capitalist content about the dangers of big business; about 29 obscenities and 6 mostly strong profanities, plus at least three crude sexual comments; extreme, often bloody and gruesome violence includes implied decapitation, depicted decapitation, zombies and monster eat people and infect them with virus, torso cut in half by laser, entire body cut to little pieces by laser, people fire pistols and machine guns at zombies and monster, and people inject antidote to virus into their arms; brief flashbacks two or three times to nude couple fornicating; partial male and female nudity during fornication and heroine is nearly naked a couple other times; no alcohol use; no smoking; and, miscellaneous immorality and amorality such as people infected by monstrous virus contemplate suicide.


Summary:

RESIDENT EVIL is a movie based on the extremely violent video game by Capcom where a small group of commandos, led by Milla Jovovich, must battle a monster, countless zombies and a supercomputer, who have taken over a vast underground research facility infected with a mutating virus. RESIDENT EVIL is a poorly conceived, very violent and depressing science fiction thriller.


Review:

RESIDENT EVIL is a movie based on the extremely violent video game by Capcom. In the movie, Milla Jovovich of THE FIFTH ELEMENT plays Alice, a special agent assigned to guard a vast underground genetic research facility run by the Umbrella Corporation. Umbrella is a Microsoft of the future which makes most of its money through military and weapons technology. Something goes wrong at the facility, however, and the supercomputer there kills all the people inside and gasses Alice with an amnesia drug. A small commando force suddenly appears. Alice must regain her memory to help them fight a monster, zombies and the supercomputer running amok in the underground complex, now called the “hive.”
RESIDENT EVIL is a very violent, ultimately depressing science fiction movie. Although the movie starts off ingeniously, it goes downhill from there, especially when the flesh eating zombies start attacking and the awful destruction mounts. What’s worse is that one major character is killed off in a gruesome fashion, only to appear alive and well a couple scenes later. The filmmakers don’t improve things much when they end the movie in a downbeat fashion, with Alice the only one left to slaughter more zombies in the apparent upcoming sequel.
The filmmakers should have at least given their audience something to cheer about in the end. Otherwise, what’s the point of even making such a movie like this?


In Brief:

RESIDENT EVIL is a movie based on the extremely violent video game by Capcom. In the movie, Milla Jovovich of THE FIFTH ELEMENT plays Alice, a special agent assigned to guard a vast underground genetic research facility run by the Umbrella Corporation. Umbrella is a Microsoft of the future which makes most of its money through military and weapons technology. Something goes wrong, however, and the supercomputer at the facility kills all the people inside and gasses Alice with an amnesia drug. A small commando force suddenly appears. Alice must regain her memory to help them fight the monster, zombies and supercomputer running amok in the underground complex.
RESIDENT EVIL is a very violent, ultimately depressing science fiction movie. Although the movie starts off ingeniously, it goes downhill from there, especially when the flesh eating zombies start attacking and the destruction mounts. What’s worse is that one major character is killed off in a gruesome fashion, only to appear alive and well a couple scenes later. The filmmakers don’t improve things much by ending the movie in a downbeat fashion, with Alice the only one left to slaughter more zombies in the apparent upcoming sequel